Historian Peter C. Vermilyea’s illustrated lecture based on his book, Wicked Litchfield County, willl explore the lives of four 18th century residents who were accused of witchcraft. RI’s Amy Krzanik talks to the author about the seedier side of the area’s history, which includes counterfeiting, bank robberies, speakeasies and ministers gone bad.
Haven Cafe and Bakery sent us this intriguing recipe that’s so new it’s not even on the menu yet, but it will be soon. A little bit Asian with a New England accent, it melds pulled chicken with the distinctive flavors of pumpkin, miso paste and maple syrup, all wrapped up in a steamed bun with hints of cinnamon, cardamom and allspice…a great fall dish.
Artists were in the spotlight this weekend in North Adams. Nick Cave opened Until at MASS MoCA, where he created a stunning exhibit out of thousands of beads, tinsel, tchotchkes and chandelier pieces. Next door, at Ferrin Contemporary, Justin and Brooke Rothshank took tableware to the next level in Know Justice.
All of these Mid-century Modern homes are airy, with high ceilings and an emphasis on natural materials such as wood, stone and glass to allow their interiors and exteriors to flow (offering great views, too). And if you think some of these designs were inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, you're correct – the LaGrangeville home was created by one of his associates.
There are some pretty dramatic movies in theaters right now, but be sure to check out the schedule for FilmColumbia. Starting on Saturday and running through Oct. 30, it celebrates 17 years of bringing world-class independent and international movies to the community with a week featuring more than 40 screenings, after-parties, panel discussions and more.
For more than three decades, Anne Garrels reported from some of the most dangerous places on earth as a correspondent for ABC and NPR. The award-winning journalist now makes her home in Norfolk, Conn. and she’ll be discussing her new book, Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia, at The Salisbury Forum this Friday, Oct. 21.
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Now–Oct. 30, Chatham & Hudson FilmColumbia Screenings of more than 40 films, post-screening parties, panel discussions and more.
Oct. 27, Williamstown Clark Art Clark After Hours: an evening of live music, local spirits and ghost stories in the galleries. Relax by firepits on the terrace or take a special tour of the exhibits. 7-9 p.m.
Oct. 27, Norfolk Infinity Hall Platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning Eric Johnson is returning for an evening of acoustic guitar and piano. 8 p.m.
Oct. 27 – 31, Stockbridge Naumkeag Haunted House: Get ready to run, scream and tremble with fright. There will be a comfortable outdoor space with a firepit and full bar while you wait for your party’s turn in the haunted carriage house. 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Oct. 28, Great Barrington Mahaiwe An intimate evening with celebrated violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Alessio Bax. 8 p.m.
Oct. 28, Hudson Club Helsinki Blues and folk musician Chris Smither is a profound songwriter and virtuoso guitarist with a 50-year career behind him. New York City-based singer-songwriter Milton opens. 8 p.m.
Oct. 29, Wassaic Wassaic Project Kids’ Haunted Mill from 3-5 p.m. with hay rides, a costume contest, face painting, carnival games & more. Adults’ Haunted Mill from 6-9 p.m. At 9 p.m., a Monster’s Ball at the Lantern will feature live music by Prince Rama & others.
Oct. 29, Goshen Shades of Autumn This benefit for the Litchfield Jazz Camp with feature mellow live jazz, a selection of fall beers and German-style food. Mary Stuart House Barn, 5-8 p.m.
Oct. 29, Pittsfield OZ Gala IS183 Art School has partnered with Berkshire Shenanigans for OZ! Help the organization celebrate its 25th year with dinner in private homes at 6 p.m., followed by a dance party at Shire City Sanctuary at 8 p.m.
Oct. 29, Norfolk Infinity Hall Marc Cohn is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling debut record. Joined by an all-star band, Marc will perform his Grammy-winning record in its entirety. 8 p.m.
Oct. 29 & 30, Hudson Stair Galleries Auction of English, Continental & American fine art, furniture & decorations, including property from the collections of Kate Webb Harris; Ruth & Roy Nutt; and the Estate of Charlton M. Theus, Jr. 11 a.m. each day.
Oct. 29 & 30, Tivoli Kaatsbaan International Dance Center New York Theatre Ballet, under the artistic direction of Diana Byer, will perform four pieces – two of them new works, and three of them performed with live music by pianist Michael Scales and violinist Chloé Kiffer.
Oct. 30, Great Barrington Mahaiwe On the heels of the sold-out Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour, Arlo Guthrie plunges into another musical trip for the Running Down The Road Tour. 7 p.m.
Nov. 1 – Nov. 13, Hudson Valley Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Nearly 200 of the region’s top restaurants offer prix fixe, three-course dinners for $29.95 and lunches for $20.95. See website for full list of participating restaurants.
Nov. 4, Williamstown Williams College Toshi Reagon brings her genre-bending music style to the new opera “Parable of the Sower,” written with her mother Bernice Johnson Reagon (founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock) and adapted from Octavia Butler’s novel of the same name. 8 p.m.
Nov. 5, NW CT HMTS Kitchen Tour The 14th annual Housatonic Musical Theatre Society Kitchen Tour will include six homes from Kent, Sharon and Lakeville. Sample delicacies from local chefs & restaurants, and win door prizes. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Nov. 5, Red Hook Red Hook & The Chocolate Festival Enjoy chocolate demos, chocolate tastings and vendors, live music, a skateboarding competition, the Chocolate Olympics, a Chocolate Wars cook-off & more. Buy a chocolate bar and search for the Golden Ticket. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov. 5, Lenox Live and Silent Auction This is the kick-off fundraiser for the town of Lenox’s 250th anniversary. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, live music & complimentary drinks while you bid on items & services from the Berkshires. The Lenox Club, 7–10 p.m.
Nov. 5, Pittsfield The Colonial Theatre Due to popular demand, the Last Comic Standing star Ralphie May is back for a night of relatable comedic genius on the heels of his 2015 Netflix special, Unruly. 8 p.m.
Nov. 5, Norfolk Infinity Hall Larry “Mr. 335” Carlton is one of the world’s most revered guitarists, having released many of his own albums, played on numerous best-selling albums and recorded the famous guitar solo on the Steely Dan hit “Kid Charlemagne.” 8 p.m.
Nov. 6, Washington Depot HVA Auction to Benefit the Environment The Housatonic Valley Assoc. annual auction is chaired by Christine Baranski, with Seth Meyers, Sam Waterston, Diane von Furstenberg & others. Enjoy music, edibles & cocktails. Washington Primary School, 1 p.m.
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